Owned and managed by the Paint Creek Trailways Commission (PCTC), the Paint Creek Trail is an 8.9 mile linear park, located in northeast Oakland County. It was the first Rail-to-Trail in the State of Michigan, as it was converted to a trail from the former Penn Central Railroad. Open to the public since 1983, the Paint Creek Trail receives over 100,000 visitors annually.
Source: Paint Creek Trailways Commission
The Paint Creek Trail spans 1.5 miles through Rochester Hills and features picnic tables and a limestone fine surface. The trail is perfect for biking, hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing (DNR regulations apply), and cross-country skiing on ungroomed trails. On this trail, pets must be on a 6-foot leash and under immediate control, you may not carry or consume alcoholic beverages or ride motorized vehicles.